The discriminability of three types of test for the detection of senile dementia was assessed within a French sample of 155 normal elderly and 120 persons with mild or moderate senile dementia using Receiver Operating Characteristics (ROC) analysis.
Results suggest that despite differences in the content of the three instruments, they are equally discriminant.
Methods involving direct cognitive examination were found to lose discriminability in relation to milder forms of dementia, whereas an informant questionnaire was found to perform equally as well on cases of mild and moderate dementia.
Mots-clés Pascal : Démence sénile, Système nerveux pathologie, Maladie dégénérative, Trouble cognition, Vieillard, Homme, Evaluation performance, Technique, Diagnostic, Méthode mesure, Psychométrie, Analyse ROC
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Senile dementia, Nervous system diseases, Degenerative disease, Cognitive disorder, Elderly, Human, Performance evaluation, Technique, Diagnosis, Measurement method, Psychometrics
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